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About 100 rally for religious freedom in Monroe Park

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Mar 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-23 22:43:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - About 100 people, including priests and nuns, rallied Friday in Richmond’s Monroe Park for religious freedom.

Friday marked the second anniversary of the signing of the federal health care law.

Participants said they were opposed to a provision regarding birth control.

The contraception mandate originally required religious organizations to provide free contraception to employees.

However, President Obama later amended the policy requiring insurance companies, not churches, to provide free birth control to women.

Demonstrators at the event insisted that the result is still the same.